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Defining English as an additional language (EAL)

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Last updated on 10 January 2018
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What is the definition of English as an additional language (EAL)? In this article, we look at a definition of EAL from the Department for Education. We also relay advice from one of our associate education experts on how schools should recognise pupils with EAL.

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  1. 1 What is the definition of EAL?
  2. 2 Recognising pupils with EAL in schools: expert advice
  3. 3 Recording EAL on the census
  4. 4 'First language' or 'home language'?
  5. 5 CPD Toolkit: supporting pupils with EAL

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